Investing in mental health. The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day—held every year on October 10—speaks to the growing acknowledgment of a massive global need. While gaps in mental health care have been exacerbated by the isolation, anxiety, and service…

A landmark study from Sweden confirms the huge benefits of the HPV vaccine in preventing cervical cancer itself—not just cellular changes that can lead to cervical cancer.  

The global agenda on noncommunicable diseases and injuries needs an urgent upgrade to meet the needs and rights of the “poorest billion,” according to a new report from 

For children fighting cancer at St.

We are thrilled to congratulate Mariet Benade and Eunice Kilonzo, the winners of the Untold Global Health Stories of 2020 contest. 

Globally, deaths from congenital heart disease (the world’s most common birth defect) have declined 34.5% since 1990. But better diagnosis and treatments driving the improvement aren’t evenly accessible. 

Ramped-up cancer services could save 7 million lives over the next decade—and addressing huge service gaps between rich and poor countries is key to success, according to a new WHO report.  

Cancer patients have better chances of survival than ever—but managing cancer as a chronic illness can bring a lifetime of “financial toxicity.”   Breast cancer is the costliest malignancy, with medical costs slated to reach $16.5 billion in the US this year.   For…

A Mexican community of just 5,000 people has the highest rate of kidney disease in the world—and young people bear the brunt, not their parents and grandparents.   The scourge in San Pedro Itzicán has been linked to rising contamination around Laka Chapala—a key water…

At GHN, we read thousands of stories every year. Some of them stick with us even after the headlines fade. The best help us see what had been invisible, reveal a new perspective, and make us think.